The Bone Field by Simon Kernick #BookReview

About this book…

When the bones of a 21-year old woman who went missing without trace in Thailand in 1990, are discovered in the grounds of an old Catholic school in Buckinghamshire, an enduring mystery takes on a whole new twist. Her boyfriend at the time, and the man who reported her missing, Henry Forbes, now a middle-aged university lecturer, comes forward with his lawyer and tells DI Ray Mason of the Met’s Homicide Command that he knows what happened to Kitty, and who killed her.

So begins a hunt for the truth that will focus on a ruthless crime gang, a rich, dysfunctional family with a terrible past, and a highly ambitious man so cruel and ruthless that he must be brought down at any cost…

My review…

The one thing that you can rely on with a Simon Kernick book is that you know you’re going to have an adrenaline rush of a read full of nasty villians and heros who aren’t quite as squeaky clean as we would expect. I do love a bad boy detective don’t you?!

DS Ray Mason, whom we met in The Witness, is called to a house by Henry Forbes and his family solicitor as Henry says he has some information about a missing girl. Kitty Sinn went missing in Thailand but Henry already knows that recent remains found in the UK are those of his missing girlfriend. Unfortunately, someone doesn’t want Henry to talk. And with that introduction The Bone Field really draws the reader into the mystery of the missing Kitty-how has the body of a girl who went missing thousands of miles away ended up being uncovered in the UK and what did Henry know that contributed to his own murder?

The plot that unravels here is so involving that this book becomes unputdownable quite early on. I loved Ray and his “get the job done at all costs” mentality. But this was taken to a whole new level once he teamed up with Tina Boyd. Yes, Tina is back and thrown into the deep end straight away. And as all the threads started coming together and the body count began to rise, I found myself totally enthralled by the action and was caught out as the storyline didnt follow the path I had predicted.

I can really recommend this book to both fans of Simon Kernick and to anyone new to his work. I didn’t realise until after I had finished that it seems to be the start of a new series so it would a great point to start for any newbies! And I definitely can’t wait to see what happens next!

The Bone Field: The heart-stopping new thriller (The Bone Field Series) will be published in ebook on 12th January 2017 and it available to purchase from Amazon UK here.

Meet the author…

Simon Kernick is one of Britain’s most exciting thriller writers. He arrived on the crime writing scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, the story of a corrupt cop moonlighting as a hitman. Simon’s big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which was the biggest selling thriller of 2007. His most recent crime thrillers include Siege, Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute. He is also the author of the bestselling three-part serial thrillers Dead Man’s Gift and One By One.

Simon talks both on and off the record to members of the Counter Terrorism Command and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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